Sega licenses LocalizeDirect tech

Sega licenses LocalizeDirect tech

By Stuart Richardson

August 27th 2010 at 3:38PM

Localisation management tool secured for Sonic studio's next project

SEGA Europe has licensed LocalizeDirect’s localisation management tool LocDirect for use in an upcoming title.

“We're delighted that SEGA Europe have signed up to use LocDirect and we are very excited about working together with their experienced team” said LocalizeDirect business development director Michael Souto.

“With the Beta trials shortly coming to an end we believe that our system will dramatically change the way the localisation process is managed. As an industry
we've been making games for years and the processes involved have evolved and been streamlined.”

Souto went on to suggest that the same mistakes were consistently being made with localisation.

“We experienced these problems time and time again when making games so we decided to make a tool to change all that,” he said.

“We're convinced that once you see what we can do it's a tough decision not to jump right in.”

SVP of production for Sega Europe and Sega America Gary Dunn confirmed he was optimistic about the two companies crossing paths.

“We are looking forward to working with LocalizeDirect and their new localisation management tool,” he said.

“Localisation is an important part of the video game development process and we want to ensure that we have the best possible tools to do this. LocalizeDirect have these tools and we are confident they will do a great job”.